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What Are Truck Driver Training Requirements?

Commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, are challenging to maneuver around other vehicles, turns, and narrow roads. Driving a commercial truck safely requires adequate training and knowledge of safe operations. Prospective truck drivers must successfully complete driving and skills tests and obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Federal Requirements for Truck Driver Applicants Anyone applying to… Read More


How to Request an Accident Report

Being injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault can have a devastating effect on your life. In addition to the immediate ongoing pain and suffering, you may have to deal with expensive medical bills, forced time off work, and numerous other financial consequences that can make every day feel more stressful than the… Read More


Dangers of Driving in Snow

As the weather continues to worsen, it is important to remember the dangers of driving in unfavorable conditions. According to the US Department of Transportation, 17 percent of all accidents occur during winter conditions. Driving on snow and ice may seem routine to us during the colder months, but sometimes our skills and reflexes are… Read More


How Are Truck Accidents Different From Other Auto Accidents?

A collision involving an 18-wheeler or another large commercial vehicle is often significantly different than a crash involving two passenger vehicles. A commercial vehicle’s sheer size, weight, and heavy cargo often cause severe injuries and catastrophic damage. The number of parties and insurance policies involved also makes these collisions markedly different from other crashes. Below,… Read More


Why Is the Black Box Important in Truck Accidents? 

When a truck accident occurs, the “black box,” also known as an “event data recorder” or “EDR,” can play a crucial role in determining liability. Our clients often wonder what the black box is and how it can help their accident case. In this post, we’ll discuss the ways that information contained in the black… Read More


What Is a Truck Driver’s Travel Log? 

Truck drivers are required to keep travel logs and records in all states, including Illinois. If you have been injured in a truck accident, the truck driver’s travel log could be an important piece of evidence that helps establish liability for the accident. Obtaining copies of the truck driver’s travel log can be challenging, which… Read More


Andrew Purcell Live on Air Discussing Stop On Red Week

Stop On Red Week is a week sponsored by the national coalition for safer roads to recognize the dangers of driving through red lights. During this week, August 1 through August 7, we will recognize not only the dangers of driving through red lights but also the accidents that have occurred as a result of… Read More


Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

Driving around semi trucks is a daily reality for all drivers. Semis are different than regular vehicles and we have to acknowledge this while sharing the road with them. Driving next to semis can present many dangers on the road, mostly due to the size of the vehicle. Because these vehicles are so large they… Read More